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The astrologic and Gürcan Keltek's Meteors, this poetic documentary finds a deeply painful but also awesome connection between a cosmic phenomenon and a nation's internal bloodshed: the occurrence in 2015 of a meteor shower over Turkey at a time of martial law and violent repression of the Kurds. In beautifully grainy video, the luminous streaks across the night sky rhyme with and contrast against the gunfire and smoke of the government action. Cell phones record the bullet scars on the buildings, virtual evidence of material tragedy. (Daniel Kasman, MUBI)

Gürcan Keltek
Born in İzmir, Turkey, in 1973, Gürcan Keltek studied film at Dokuz Eylül University before directing several documentary shorts including “Overtime” (2012), selected for Visions Du Réel and DOK Leipzig. His medium-format film “Colony” (2015) was screened at FIDMarseille and earned him the Best Balkan Newcomer Award at Dokufest. His first feature doc “Meteors” (2017) premiered at the Locarno Festival.

Film Selection: Meteorlar (Meteors, doc, 2017) — Koloni (Colony, medium length doc, 2015) — Overtime (doc short, 2012)

Competition Documentary 2018

Gürcan Keltek

Netherlands / Turkey 2017
black and white
84 minutes
Kurdish / Turkish

Mustafa Şen, Fırat Gürgen
Fazilet Onat
Gürcan Keltek, Marc Van Goethem, Arda Çiltepe, Burak Çevik



29P Films
World Sales

Heretic Outreach

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Locarno Festival 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere